Chef Eddy Van Damme

Chef Eddy Van Damme (affectionately known as the “Prince of Pastry”) is a world-renowned chef, instructor, TV host and author.

Meet the Chef

Chef Eddy Van Damme (affectionately known as the “Prince of Pastry”) is a world-renowned chef, instructor, TV host and author. A native of Belgium, Eddy was introduced to the world of baking from an early age, learning at the feet of his mother Ana, a passionate cook and home baker and his late uncle Oscar, a baking scientist. 

Chef Eddy started baking at the age of 10 and during his teens, his talent was discovered by one of Belgium finest pastry shops, Bundervoet. Eddy attended pastry school in Bruges and at PIVA in Antwerp. He studied patisserie in Paris at LeNôtre and Cacao Barry. Eddy’s other passion in life was America. As a teenager a huge map of the United States filled up his bedroom wall and his mother made him a small American flag which he fastened on his car’s antenna. While taking a trip to Germany on the train, Eddy met a woman from Texas who invited him for a visit to her ranch. He took her up on the offer and ever since Eddy has made his home in America. However, he still travels at least twice a year to visit his family in Europe and to keep up with the latest pastry trends. 

Throughout his career, Eddy has won numerous awards and pastry competitions and holds 5 ACF gold medals. He is the co-author of “On Baking: A Textbook of Baking and Pastry Fundamentals” named by Gourmand International as the best cookbook for professionals. His weekly TV show, Bake It, can be seen in Houston on CBS station KHOU-TV.

“On Baking” Cookbook

On Baking, Third Edition brings a fresh new design and 350+ new images to the “fundamentals” approach that has prepared thousands of students for successful careers in the baking and pastry arts. Co-written by Eddy Van Damme.
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All Chef Eddy Recipes

Cheddar and Cranberry Irish Soda Bread

From start to finish, no bread is quicker to make than Irish soda bread. While some soda bread recipes can be dry, this Cheddar and Cranberry Irish...

Chef Eddy's Apple Sauce

One of the easiest recipes to make and yet so satisfying. Half it, double or triple it or keep the recipe as it is. If desired, you can make the apple...

Chef Eddy's Cream Horns

You'll be amazed at how easy cream horns are to make. They look and sound fancy, but you don't need to be an expert baker to make them. The not-too...

Chef Eddy's Hummingbird Cake

A common observation with hummingbird cake is that the aroma of banana completely dominates. In this tender cake, Chef Eddy delicately balanced...

Chef Eddy's Peanut Butter Cookies

Quick, easy and chock full of peanutty goodness, Chef Eddy's take on the classic peanut butter cookie recipe will please the whole family. Can be...

Chef Eddy's Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is quick and easy to make and is a must have for the holidays. Often it is made with evaporated milk but this pumpkin pie is made with...

Chef Eddy's Texas Sheet Cake

Chef Eddy's take on a Texas Sheet Cake takes the traditional cake recipe and adds even more cocoa powder, dark brown sugar and brewed coffee for a...

Chef Eddy's Tiramisu

Light, delicate ladyfingers soaked in coffee syrup and layered with mascarpone cream cheese. Served in individual serving glasses and topped with...

Chef Eddy’s Bread Pudding

This is Chef Eddy Van Damme’s personal recipe for a moist, lightly spiced and thick bread pudding. One bite and you’ll hear the siren call of New...

Cherry Bubble Up with Homemade Biscuits

Delectable sweetness of summer! Red tart cherries marry beautifully with the sweetness of the golden crust - and make you pucker just a bit. The hint...